Mountain Words Literary Festival: “Adapting Film Concepts and Technique into Your Writing Toolkit” with Manuel Aragon
Sunday, May 29
10 am – 11 am
As part of your festival pass, or $20 single entry
In this generative workshop, we will compare tools from cinematic concepts after viewing film clips from Moonlight and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Through writing prompts and discussion, we will work through adapting together these cinematic concepts while learning to utilize the tools used in film in our own writing toolkit.
Manuel Aragon is a Latinx writer, director, and filmmaker from Denver, CO. He is currently working on a short story collection, Norteñas. Norteñas is a collection of speculative fiction short stories centered in the Northside, a Mexican and Mexican- American centered part of Denver, and the people, ghosts, and demons that live there. His work has appeared in ANMLY. His short story, “A Violent Noise,” was nominated for the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. He is a Periplus Collective Fellow.
He is a graduate of NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. His film work – writing and directing – has been featured on MTV, Pitchfork, and Stereogum. He most recently won the CineLatino Pitch Latino Award for Emerging Filmmakers with my web series, Welcome to the Northside, a comedic take on gentrification and Latino displacement in North Denver.